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Webcaster Settlement Act Passes US Congress

The Webcaster Settlement Act or HR 7084 has been passed by Congress. The bill authorizes Internet radio services and agents for copyright owners and performers to negotiate new royalty agreements from 2006 (retroactive) through 2015. After the House of Representatives passed the bill on September 28th, and the U.S. Senate quickly approved the measure (since they...

TestDrive: Sony PCM-D50 Digital Recorder

TestDrive, our gear reviews section, has cooked up another extensive evaluation. This time we’ve turned our attention to the Sony PCM-D50… Whether or not Sony was planning to debut a more budget minded recorder, or is now responding to this vibrant sector, is unknown, however, the Japanese company recently launched the PCM-D50, an affordable 24-bit...

JazzMutant Announces Lemur Version 2.0 Firmware Upgrade

JazzMutant has announced a version 2.0 firmware upgrade for their innovative Lemur multi-touch-screen controller. A host of new object features allows users to interact with sound and manipulate it in real time like never before. Workflow improvements, scripting additions and other features allow the controller to be used better, faster and more in tune with...

Like Music? Need Some Friends? Speaker Buddies!

If you’ve got a pal who spends all his/her time at home listening to music, and could use some companionship, then you may be interested Speaker Buddies. The concept was developed by British designer Alex Underwood who exhibited the speakers at a the London design show. Speaker Buddies are made from expanded polystyrene and are very lightweight for...

SPL Readies First-Ever Software Plug-Ins For AES

Sound Performance Lab (SPL) is set to announce their first set of software plug-ins at AES. The first products will be a software version of their Transient Designer and a series of EQs: Vox Ranger, Bass Ranger and Full Ranger. Transient Designer and the set of three EQs, which are based on the passive graphic equalizers of the SPL RackPack will be available...